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Thread: Your preference: Matte or Glossy?

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    Default Your preference: Matte or Glossy?

    As above

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    although i prefer matte, its only because of it's resistance to fingerprints!
    ...found that konica's golden dragon glossy paper is actually quite resistant too...
    ...anyone knows of a reputable printing shop which uses such paper?
    thanks!

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    No 1 color centre at orchard plaza uses konica's golden dragon paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricleo
    No 1 color centre at orchard plaza uses konica's golden dragon paper.
    thanks man!

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    glossy feels more "sparkly"...matt feels a bit "dullish"

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    luster finish for me. . . . .

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    Default Your preference: Matte or Glossy?

    errr.... it depends really, at least for me when doing home printing.

    My choice of paper is somewhat image-related, scientifically it may not be... .

    I use Epson Matte/Archival Matte/Semi-gloss paper when my images are monochromatic or B&W like this:

    A monochromatic image using a color film:



    I use Epson Glossy paper when I want to enhance or bring out the colours/contrast of images like these:






    Well, I am attending the Epson Printing Workshop tomorrow, so we shall see if all wise men think alike

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    jasphotography: nice pics. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiOnElLiN
    although i prefer matte, its only because of it's resistance to fingerprints!
    same reason
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaeSiuM
    As above
    Hmmm... you see me developing matte and glossy prints, that's why u asked this question, izzit? hahaa!

    i guess my sentiments do not differ from jasphotography's.

    Btw, i haven't received the soft copies yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silver.wolf
    Hmmm... you see me developing matte and glossy prints, that's why u asked this question, izzit? hahaa!

    i guess my sentiments do not differ from jasphotography's.

    Btw, i haven't received the soft copies yet.
    No la

    This was posted before I saw you. Will send you the softcopies later when I get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fundee
    luster finish for me. . . . .
    Actually that's what most labs call "matte". Not sure if the labs have true matte.

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    ckiang is right. At least for the Singapore labs, they use the lustre paper in place of the true matte finish. Not sure how different they are but I think the lustre paper is fantastic itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaeSiuM
    ckiang is right. At least for the Singapore labs, they use the lustre paper in place of the true matte finish. Not sure how different they are but I think the lustre paper is fantastic itself.
    True matte will have no reflections on it at all. Lustre still has some sheen on it.
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    Prefer the glossy effect - but tend to stick to each other or to the plastic sheets of photo albums over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiOnElLiN
    although i prefer matte, its only because of it's resistance to fingerprints!
    ...found that konica's golden dragon glossy paper is actually quite resistant too...
    ...anyone knows of a reputable printing shop which uses such paper?
    thanks!
    When u choose the type of paper (kodak/fuji/konica/etc), besides considering its resistance to fingerprints, etc, don't you consider whether or not the prints can last a long time without fading?

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    Matte.
    Glossy tend to stick to each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckiang
    True matte will have no reflections on it at all. Lustre still has some sheen on it.
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    Ahh so that's the difference. To me it seems a negligible thing but it may matter to others.

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    Default Matte

    I prefer matte, especially when framing the picture. Glossy emulsion is prone to sticking stick to the glass, ruining the photograph.

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    Many problems people encounter with glossy prints are due to incorrect handling and storage of prints.

    Prints should not be clumped together for the long term. Its best to use polyester or melinex sleeves or envelopes for each individual print or use photoalbums with polyester or melinex pockets. Avoid the polyethylene variety which is what labs give you free. Alternatively interleave your prints with stoarge papers.

    Framed prints should not contact the glass frame directly. Use a matt board for protection and support.

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